Wilkes-Barre, PA – Tractor-Trailer Collision at PA-315 & Sunset Dr

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Tractor-Trailer Collision at PA-315 & Sunset Dr

Wilkes-Barre, PA (May 18, 2021) – At 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, May 18, a tractor-trailer collision involving a school bus took place in Wilkes-Barre.

According to officials, the accident happened at the intersection of PA-315 and Sunset Drive. The bus was stopped at the intersection and attempting to turn left at the intersection when the tractor-trailer crossed the yellow line and struck the bus.

Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The drivers of the bus and the tractor-trailer were both taken to area hospitals for treatment of injuries but are expected to recover. There were 14 students on the bus but none were injured.

The roadway was blocked in the area for a period of time.

No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania 

5/18 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Tractor-Trailer Collision at PA-315 & Sunset DrTruck accidents occur in the blink of an eye, though they do not happen as commonly as other accidents on our roads. In just one recent year’s time in the U.S., approximately 110,000 people were seriously injured in truck accidents due to the negligence of others. These accidents are sometimes incredibly severe and lead to catastrophic injuries. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, you may be feeling helpless and alone. It is crucial that you have the help of an attorney as you move forward.

Being injured in a Pennsylvania truck accident might be one of the most devastating things that you have ever endured. Truck drivers spend a long period of time on our roads, which means that they are more likely to drive distracted or speed on our roads to get to their destinations. If you have suffered from injuries due to a truck accident, you may have questions that you cannot answer on your own. You should be prepared to speak with a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind.

Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you after you have been hurt in a truck accident that is not your fault. We will stand by your side and help you hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the midst of an accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward justice and compensation to cover aspects such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact a Pennsylvania accident attorney at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can assist you.

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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the community, we at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who drives on our roads and highways. We are always saddened by these accidents but hope that, through awareness members of our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.